The first of a two-part article defining the fundamental differences between Paradise and the life of this world. Part 1: The absence of those things which cause grief, pain and suffering in this life.
The second of a two-part article defining the fundamental differences between Paradise and the life of this world. Part 2: The superiority of its joys and delights in comparison to this life.
A glance at the nature of Paradise as described in the Quran and the saying of Prophet Muhammad.
The means to salvation from an Islamic perspective.
How Islam defines true happiness and peace at heart.
The evolution of human thought in regards to the means in which happiness may be attained.
Islam agrees with scientific methods of attaining happiness.
God’s commandments are designed to bring about happiness.
A look at how people define inner peace and how they strive to achieve it; also a look at the obstacles that prevent us from obtaining inner peace.
This second article provides real examples and stories that illustrate the importance of realizing that everyone in life faces obstacles within their control and obstacles beyond their control and that the obstacles beyond one’s control should be considered as destiny from God Almighty.
In this turbulent world, patience and not making this life one’s ultimate goal are valuable solutions to solving obstacles that are within our control.
True inner peace is found by submitting to God Almighty, living this life for Him, remembering Him and by making the Hereafter more of a priority than this life.
The predisposition in humans to worship One God.
No illness or injury touches a human being without God’s permission.
Practical steps to take when over come by illness or injury.
Some of the means for achieving happiness.
Verily, in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest. (Quran 13:28)
Happiness in this life and our salvation in the hereafter depend on patience.
Give thanks every single day for His blessings upon you.
And in God Alone let believers put their trust.
A brief description of some of the beauties of Islam.
Brief descriptions of several more beauties inherent in the religion of Islam.
The third and final part of The Beauties of Islam. We have chosen ten beauties from among literally hundreds, what others have you discovered?
How to achieve profound happiness and satisfaction or ‘flow’. Part 1: What are the ingredients that lead to ‘flow’.
How to achieve profound happiness and satisfaction or ‘flow’. Part 2: The ingredients of flow are present in almost all forms of Islamic worship. Flow-producing activities require an initial investment and self discipline.
God guides whom He wills, however, this blessing is not given arbitrarily, rather imbued with a free will there are factors that make one worthy or unworthy of it.
A person need not despair from the mercy of God in regards to the sins one may have committed in their life, for indeed God, The Most Forgiving and Merciful, is able to forgive all sins.
The racial equality espoused by Islam and practical examples from history. Part 1: Racism in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
The racial equality espoused by Islam and practical examples from history. Part 2: Examples from the era of the Prophet.
The racial equality espoused by Islam and practical examples from history. Part 3: The Hajj and the diversity found amongst the Muslims of today.
Laying the basis for cohesion within society.
The necessary aspects of brotherhood and the various practical means laid by Islam to achieve this fraternity in society.
The means in which cohesion may be achieved in a pluralistic society, where differences of faith may lead to friction and hostility.
How Islam creates a sense of peace with one’s creator and one’s self.
How Islam creates a sense of peace with in society, and the role of laws in maintaining security.
The role of the belief in God and being constantly conscious of Him in bringing about peace and security in society.
The importance of time in Islam.
A brief and basic outline of the importance of wills.
The Quranic verses outlining the inheritors and a reminder of the importance of giving in charity throughout one’s life, not just at the end.
The Islamic understanding of homosexuality.
In harmony with the spirit of Islam regarding seeking knowledge, Muslims and the Islamic civilization played a crucial role in the advancement of science and technology in the world we know today.
An overview of Muslims’ contribution to the advancement of science in the Dark Ages.
What notables have said about Islamic Civilization and Culture.
What notables have said about Islamic Civilization and Culture. Part 2.
Some of the various inventions of Muslims which either set the foundation or are still in use today.
Explanation and examples of the profound contribution of Muslims scholars to the field of mathematics.
The definition of Ummah and its role in the advancement of humankind.
Statements of various non-Muslim scholars and intellectuals about the profoundness of the religion of Islam as a civilization. Part 1: Introduction.
Statements of various non-Muslim scholars and intellectuals about the profoundness of the religion of Islam as a civilization. Part 2: More statements.
The statements of non-Muslim scholars who have studied Islam about the Prophet. Part 1: Introduction.
The statements of non-Muslim scholars who have studied Islam about the Prophet. Part 2: Their statements.
The statements of non-Muslim scholars who have studied Islam about the Prophet. Part 3: Additional statements.
The statements of western scholars who have studied Islam about the Quran. Part 1: Introduction and their statements.
The statements of western scholars who have studied Islam about the Quran. Part 2: Additional statements.
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